notice how he stated cooled to about absolute zero,
claiming 100's of time colder than space
while the fly boyz all state space is close to ab zero
When calculating the temperature in space, it is important to understand that most estimates must take into account the varied makeup of space. Outer space is usually considered to be the portion of the universe that is almost entirely empty and, from the point of view of Earth, officially begins at an altitude of about 62 miles (100 kilometers) above sea level. In the void between planets, star systems and galaxies, the temperature in space is generally considered to be 2.725 Kelvin which is -454.72°F (-270.4°C). This is only a very small amount above absolute zero, the lowest temperature at which the movement of matter is believed to cease, at -459.67°F (-273.15°C).
I know quite a bit more about D-Wave than I led on. I used to be a consultant for them about four years ago. Every three months, I'd fly out to Vancouver and provide my findings and the like. I'm still subject to multiple NDA's, but I can speak in generalities.
D-Wave were the first to bring to the market a working quantum computer, a machine that uses two quantum states to represent the binary bit (0 or 1). However where the difference lies is that because the two states are wave functions, spin states (up/down) or photon polarization, they can be both 1 and 0 simultaneously. What that means is that every single possible combination of states is used in the computational process. In a nutshell, qubits allow for "grey", something that isn't possible with a rigid two state machine. As such, a quantum computer can present multiple possible solutions to a given problem, with varying probabilities for the likelihood of the solution being the right one. This is where I think the nutjobs have run off the reservation and made connections between completely unrelated concepts and processes.
I'm by no means the oracle for things of a quantum nature, I was consulting on a specific subsystem for them. But it is a bit of a stretch to assume that because a system gives a set of solutions based on specific input and data, it is changing the universe.